Telescopes & Observatories

From manufacturing telescopes and domes to positioning solutions for observatories

How it all began? With the creative mind, inventor and businessman Gustav Heyde, born in Dresden in 1846. Since about 1865 our company founder gained practical experience in the design of astronomical instruments. He worked in different specialized ateliers until he finally landed in Vienna at the famous company Starke & Kammerer, where he was introduced to the design of geodetic instruments. At the age of 25, he ended his years of wandering and started his own business in Dresden. At first, Gustav Heyde opened a store in Blasewitzer Straße, where he repaired a wide variety of mechanical instruments, but then quickly began to sell telescopes, microscopes and magnifying glasses as well. With the foundation of our company in 1972 as „Mathematisch-mechanisches Institut und Optische Präzisionswerkstätten“, he turned his attention from trading astronomical instruments and started his own development and production.